Scholastic UK has signed a new deal with author and illustrator Liz Pichon for world rights in two new front-list titles and a companion book in the Tom Gates series.
The deal was struck by Scholastic fiction and picture book publisher, Samantha Smith with Caroline Walsh at David Higham Associates.
Smith said: “We know Liz's fans will be just as excited as we are at the announcement of further books in the Tom Gates series. The month Yes! No. (Maybe...) just spent at number one in the children's chart is testament to Liz Pichon's unparalleled ability to delight and entertain her fans. We can't wait to see what Tom gets up to next!"
Walsh added: "Liz Pichon and Tom Gates go from strength to strength with the hard work and support of the whole Scholastic team. I hope readers and booksellers alike will be pleased to hear there are more Tom Gates titles on the way."
Pichon’s latest book, Tom Gates: Yes! No. (Maybe...) has spent four consecutive weeks at number one in the UK.
The series has sold more than 1.5m copies in the UK through Nielsen BookScan and is published in 37 languages worldwide.
The next Tom Gates book will be published in October. Pichon will reveal the title over the summer.